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‘Microburst’ confirmed in Lancaster County, up to $6 million in damage reported
Mon, Feb 27, 2017, 2:20 PM
Among numerous reports of hail and impressive gusts during the weekend, the National Weather Service has confirmed a damaging “microburst”...
Winter weirdness: Snow-less in Chicago.
Mon, Feb 27, 2017, 11:05 AM
Temperatures are expected to nudge past 50 in Chicago on Monday, and 60 on Tuesday – a fitting finale to a strange weather month in the...
Two feet of snow fell 30 years ago today and it has been warming ever since
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 6:00 AM
On a February day when the temperature hit 73 -- flirting with the longest-standing daily record on the books --it is worth recalling that...
You call this February? Monthly warmth record in big trouble
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 11:40 AM
The computer models, it seems, have been playing catch-up with the warmth this month, which is flirting with rarefied heights. The daily temperature...
Weather's forgotten hero: Ulysses S. Grant
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, 11:07 AM
In standard historical rankings of U.S. presidents, Ulysses S. Grant typically is right down there with James Buchanan, Franklin Pierce, and...
Feds: Snow-cover up, global ice down, in warm January
Thu, Feb 16, 2017, 3:44 PM
The Philadelphia region was a global bellwether last month, experiencing one of its warmer Januaries on record along with the rest of the planet...
Snow isn’t only thing in short supply: Region still under drought watch
Thu, Feb 16, 2017, 11:38 AM
February has not only been mild and snow-challenged, it has been quite dry throughout the entire region with precipitation amounts about two-thirds...
Is winter of 2016-17 toast, or just on snow break?
Wed, Feb 15, 2017, 12:22 PM
This has been an amazing week in northern New England with back-to-back mega-snowstorms creaming urban areas and enriching the ski slopes. About...
Anthony R. Wood has been writing about the atmosphere for
for 26 years.